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TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 2,222 Senior Member
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,167 Senior Member
    Looks better than that Soccer Mom Mini van they are calling a Blazer............


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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,092 Senior Member
    Looks a tad more expensive than my Colorado, doubt the wife will go for it.
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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,445 Senior Member
    As I have though since the first clay models I looked at, it looks like a knock off of a Ferrari and the lack of a manual option would make this one an easy pass for me.
  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 885 Senior Member
    No thanks.  It looks like an Italian sports car.  While I love the looks of many Italian sports cars, Corvettes are not supposed to look like one.  They are supposed to look like vettes.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,096 Senior Member
    Pass
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Pass
    There is no manual transmission—not even as an option...

    Ick. Just Ick. What is the point of a "sports car" without a manual? Might as well drive a minivan. And don't get me started on not one, but TWO screens (that I can see, maybe more?) in the car, and 50 million buttons on the steering wheel. More expensive, unnecessary, and unreliable "technology" to break...

    I don't have a problem with it being mid-engined, there's a lot of good reasons for going with that layout. But the effete North American automobile market has killed the stick shift!
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,262 Senior Member
    The manual transmission can crawl off and die as far as I'm concerned, but then, I'm mostly a "give me the destination, screw the journey" sort of guy.  I've got coffee to drink and breakfast burritos to eat.  I learned on a stick; I can drive a stick; my manhood is secure without continually driving one.

    I do like the manual automatic option.  It collects dust on my Sienna and on my wife's XB, but it ROCKS on the Toyota trucks - mainly as an option to PREVENT the transmission from upshifting when going downhill while driving off road.  I can't see me ever using it on a Corvette - unless they start offering a lifted, AWD version rolling on 31x10.5's  ;)

    It seems that they're using the same basic small-block mill that they've been producing for decades - maybe this thing will be kinda, sorta reliable.  I appreciate what they're doing - this car may be a legitimate Ferrari eater for under 100 g's. . .if you're into that sort of thing.
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,811 Senior Member
    $60,000 car that does 0-60 in 3 seconds and looks like that?  Winner!  Folks that want shifters and leaf prings, there are tons of old Corvettes for sale on cars.com.  I've driven a 1958 Corvette.  Classy and cool?  Oh yeah.  Great car to drive?  OH HELL NO, it SUCKED!  :D
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,398 Senior Member
    They say  Corvette, but I see Ferrari. Thanks, but no thanks.
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,827 Senior Member
    That's always been the selling point, looks and performs like an exotic foreign sports car at a fraction of the cost!!
  • HappySquidHappySquid Member Posts: 383 Member
    Looks like a Ferrari but WTH does it need a 6.2 liter engine to move ????
    Must be somethin "merican ":(

  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    495 HP, 470 ft lbs torque, 0 - 60 in under 3 seconds, $60,000, mid engined with double clutch transmission and a v-8.  Oh yea.   Haters out there need to drive one first.    Makes me drool.

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  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 885 Senior Member
    Give me a manual trans as well.  

    If you don’t like the 58 I will be happy to take it from you.  My favorite model year vette is the 58.


    Apparently free thought is punished, and conformity is required, while peckerless cowards run the show.

    ECHO...ECHO....echo...

    Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!

    Karma.........It’s a bitch.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    Vettes are not my kind of car - but the best of the stingray style was the C3, and it had a manual transmission.  Of course, the best looker was the C1, which looked like a "sports car" instead of a "race car", and the fugliest was definitely the C2.

    I don't like automatics because they cost more, are less reliable, and most importantly are BORING! I enjoy the interaction with the machine - something new cars isolate the driver from. I don't even want power steering!
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,495 Senior Member
    edited July 2019 #16
    The fact you like a C3 (say a 1969) Stingray over a 63 Split Window (C2) tells me more than enough about your judgement. 
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  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 885 Senior Member
    You need to lay of the ganja.  The C2 was gorgeous.  The C4 was a milk toast cookie cutter monstrosity.  To each his own though.
    Apparently free thought is punished, and conformity is required, while peckerless cowards run the show.

    ECHO...ECHO....echo...

    Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    edited July 2019 #18
    C2 was ugly - that's my story and I'm sticking to it! :D
    Mainly the front end, way too square.  But again, not my kind of car.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,743 Senior Member
    I lusted after a C2 back in the day. 
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  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 885 Senior Member
    edited July 2019 #20
    My mom owned a 64.  Had knock offs.  It was pretty cool.  My uncle owns it now and wrecked it 30 or more years ago.  It has sat in his garage unfixed all this time.
    Apparently free thought is punished, and conformity is required, while peckerless cowards run the show.

    ECHO...ECHO....echo...

    Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!

    Karma.........It’s a bitch.
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,247 Senior Member
    BigDanS said:
    495 HP, 470 ft lbs torque, 0 - 60 in under 3 seconds, $60,000, mid engined with double clutch transmission and a v-8.  Oh yea.   Haters out there need to drive one first.    Makes me drool.

    D
    What he said. If I was inclined to own a sports car (I prefer to spend my fun fund on boats and guns) this would be worth a hard look. Being a Chevy the resale falloff is steep though... 
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,671 Senior Member
    BigDanS said:
    495 HP, 470 ft lbs torque, 0 - 60 in under 3 seconds, $60,000, mid engined with double clutch transmission and a v-8.  Oh yea.   Haters out there need to drive one first.    Makes me drool.

    D
    Damn straight. If I had 60K for one, I'd put my order in today! On second thought, I better check to see if I fit inside that. :'(
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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,445 Senior Member
    The track record that DCT transmissions have for street use is all I need to know to turn around and walk away.  I also don't think the car looks good.  I haven't since the first clay model and sketch I say several years ago.  I would rather drop the $60k on a ZL-1 with a manual trans.  That being said, neither is in the budget right now anyways.  I buy too many guns and play with load combinations too much....
  • AccipiterAccipiter New Member Posts: 885 Senior Member
    It probably requires a WiFi subscription, knows better when to brake than you do, helps you keep your lane, you have to update the OS every 3 months to keep it running, is made from recycled milk jugs, and is known to cause cancer in california.  It might even be racist, and misogynistic in some unknown fashion at this time.
    Apparently free thought is punished, and conformity is required, while peckerless cowards run the show.

    ECHO...ECHO....echo...

    Ah......One savors the hypocrisy!

    Karma.........It’s a bitch.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    edited July 2019 #25
    Just for giggles, I went to fleaBay and looked at multiple Corvettes, mostly C3s.

    Almost all of them were automatics! :#

    Then I went and looked at Adenauer Mercedes - and drooled...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    Which is why sometimes the factory gets it right. I believe it was the Ford Focus st, it ONLY comes in manual. 

    Reminds me a bit of Saab. When the V-6 engines became prestigious in smaller cars, Saab added one, but it you wanted the fast Saab 900, you get the four.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    edited July 2019 #27
    Tugar said:
    Which is why sometimes the factory gets it right. I believe it was the Ford Focus st, it ONLY comes in manual. 

    Which is as it should be - I still contend that automatics are an answer to a question nobody was asking, although they're great if you have bad knees like my late father did.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,155 Senior Member
    the more I deal with traffic in all sorts of parts of the US, the more I am starting to believe that the more 'automatic' stuff we put in cars, the worse people are getting as drivers.  

    We are removing people further and further from the actual mechanics of driving, the less they pay attention to what is going on around them.  Automatic transmissions, auto headlights, auto wipers, automatic audio adjustment as speed increases, auto braking, blind spot detectors, rearview cameras, backup collision detectors, automatic adjusting cruise control, lane departure alert... the list could go on and on.

    All of this makes people not have to look around, pay attention to the conditions and what the car is doing.  No wonder people think they can futz around on their phones while traveling at 80mph.


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  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    knitepoet said:
    Pass
    There is no manual transmission—not even as an option...

    Ick. Just Ick. What is the point of a "sports car" without a manual? Might as well drive a minivan. And don't get me started on not one, but TWO screens (that I can see, maybe more?) in the car, and 50 million buttons on the steering wheel. More expensive, unnecessary, and unreliable "technology" to break...

    I don't have a problem with it being mid-engined, there's a lot of good reasons for going with that layout. But the effete North American automobile market has killed the stick shift!
    Without a manual transmission, it's worthless as a sports car.  Those automatics are not going to downshift properly for tight curves...
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    And just aren't fun.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,667 Senior Member
    the more I deal with traffic in all sorts of parts of the US, the more I am starting to believe that the more 'automatic' stuff we put in cars, the worse people are getting as drivers.  

    We are removing people further and further from the actual mechanics of driving, the less they pay attention to what is going on around them.  Automatic transmissions, auto headlights, auto wipers, automatic audio adjustment as speed increases, auto braking, blind spot detectors, rearview cameras, backup collision detectors, automatic adjusting cruise control, lane departure alert... the list could go on and on.

    All of this makes people not have to look around, pay attention to the conditions and what the car is doing.  No wonder people think they can futz around on their phones while traveling at 80mph.


    Oh yes, totally! And the "mechanics of driving" is what I *enjoy* about driving. I have little interest in "transportation appliances".
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
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